Ray Hadley made a decision in February of 2002 that was to change his life. Back in October 2001 Ray decided to join Macquarie Radio Station 2GB after 19 years with Radio 2UE.
2GB owner JOHN SINGLETON had asked Ray to come across with his successful "Continuous Call Team" to cover Rugby League.

After Ray agreed to terms "SINGO" suggested he might have a crack the King of Morning radio JOHN LAWS. It was an offer Ray refused until news broke of 2GB's signing of Australia's best known breakfast host ALAN JONES.

The day ALAN signed Ray agreed to host 9 am to noon weekdays on the proviso he could continue to lead the "Continuous Call Team" on the weekend.

The rest, as they say, is history. With-in one year RAY HADLEY had become the only broadcaster in ratings history to be number one 7 days a week. His morning show rated 12.2 % by the middle of 2003 and the Rugby League coverage on Saturdays and Sundays was a run-away number one as well.

HADLEY had done what no-one thought was possible.

Ray Hadley has been named Australia's best Radio Sports Broadcaster for 5 of the past 10 years. The radio industry awards are known as the "Rawards" and Ray's most recent win came for his coverage of the Sydney Olympics.

Ray was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen's Birthday 2002 Honours List for service to Rugby League Football as a broadcaster, and to the community, particularly through fundraising for charitable organizations.
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